Mrs. CrystaI MacHott

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Mrs. CrystaI MacHott

This is my 15th year of teaching, and my 6th year teaching 2nd grade!  In past years, I have taught 4th grade, kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 5th grade at three Corona schools.  My master's degree is in Reading Instruction, and I love helping to grow children into readers!

When I’m not teaching, I love spending time with my husband, our two hilarious girls (Keira is in 5th grade and Elliana is in 3rd), and our doofy dog, Chandler. 

Here are a few of my favorite things:

Colors: purple and aqua

Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series

Books: Harry Potter series, The Tale of Despereaux, nonfiction books on teaching and/or social issues

Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff

TV Shows: "F.R.I.E.N.D.S." reruns, "Impractical Jokers," HGTV

Places: home, Coronado Island, the movies, Hawaii, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Target (haha!)

Part of teaching: reading aloud to kids and helping them grow into enthusiastic readers!

Causes: St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, UNICEF, animal shelters, the environment

Quotes:

"It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life." -J.R.R. Tolkien

"Everything is hard before it is easy" -Goethe

"Stories are light.  Light is precious in a world so dark." -Kate DiCamillo